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Quincy Scanner Tales: Attempted boat break-ins lead to arrest, Two arrested for heroin possession, Victim scares off housebreak suspect

Posted by Jessica Bartlett  March 5, 2012 02:57 PM

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Attempted boat break-ins lead to arrest

Two teens were arrested at 1:35 a.m. on March 4 for allegedly attempting to break into boats at Bay Point Marina.

A security guard at the establishment called police early in the morning after he allegedly saw two male suspects hiding behind boats.

When officers arrived, they chased the boys towards Curtis Ave and onto Washington Street, where they were apprehended.

One of the boys had a blue utility knife, screwdriver, and a flashlight on him.

Police found bolt cutters and a flashlight nearby. They also found two kayaks.

According to police, none of the boats had been broken into.

The boys said they had kayaked over to Marina Point from the Clipper apartments.

A juvenile, whose name has not been released, and Brendan Reardon, 18, from Quincy were charged with trespassing, possession of burglary tools, and attempt to commit a crime.

Two arrested for heroin possession

Quincy Police arrested two people accused of drug trafficking after police allegedly saw them deal heroin on Sunday afternoon.

According to police, detectives were in the area of 418 Adams Street on March 4 at 3:38 p.m. near the Walgreens when police saw two cars in the parking lot participating in what looked like a drug transaction.

Police let one of the cars go but stopped the second soon thereafter.

Detectives found 15 small bags of heroin in the car. A GPS, phone, and $210 were also confiscated.

Police charged Melvin Hooks, 32, Abington, and Betsey Livingston, 30, Abington, with distribution of class A, possession with intent to distribute, and conspiracy to violate controlled substance laws.


Victim scares off housebreak suspect

Police said a Station Street homeowner scared off a potential burglar on Sunday after catching someone trying to come into her kitchen.

According to police, the suspect fled in a dark vehicle.

The victim said she had heard something in the kitchen at around 7:54 p.m. When she went to look, she saw a male at the rear door. The male swore and then ran away.

Detectives suspect that the suspect was trying to break the window when the victim scared him off.

Police are still looking for suspects.

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